Congratulations on your new puppy or kitten! Thank you for choosing us to help protect and care for your new addition to your family!
Our puppy and kitten wellness program is designed to help get your pet started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your pets development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy pet, including information and advice on nutrition, training, behavior, litterbox training, and socialization.
Schedule your pet for his or her first exam as soon as possible! Until your pet has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will make sure your new dog is protected against rabies, distemper, and parvovirus, among other diseases. Also, we will make sure your new pet is protected against rabies and panleukopenia (distemper). Depending on your cat’s risk, we may also advise vaccinating him or her against other diseases, such as feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). In addition, your pet will need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are common in young animals.
Most puppies and kittens have roundworms, which are intestinal worms that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal signs (although they can have worms without showing any symptoms). It is important for puppies and kittens to be treated for roundworms, not only to rid them of the infection but also to prevent you and the rest of your family from becoming infected. Roundworms are a zoonotic parasite, which means they can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your pet is properly treated, you can keep your entire family safe from these and other parasites.
We look forward to meeting your new puppy! Schedule your appointment today.